Les Trois Mousquetaires S.S. Festbier

Formerly brewed at LTM - Les Trois Mousquetaires
Style: Spice/Herb/Vegetable
Brossard, Canada


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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
This brown lager offers sweet citrus flavors that arise from a selection of thirteen Quebec malts from barley, wheat, oats, and rye. Its bouquet comes from a blend of Saaz Czech hops, coriander seed and bitter orange peel. The result is a wonderful festive beer! Cette lager brune aux saveurs dagrumes sucres est labore partir dune slection de treize malts qubcois provenant dorge, de bl, davoine et de seigle. Son bouquet nous vient de houblons Saaz de Rpublique Tchque, de graines de coriandre et dcorces dorange amre. Le mlange nous donne une bire des plus festive!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DeanF (2404) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 17, 2011
Pours with a massive thick head and a decent clear amber body. and aromatic clean hops, perhaps too refined, coming closer to detergent than something appetizing. Flavour is about the same - lots of these floral hops like youre walking through a bouquet shop (or a detergent shop) and just a few malty hints. Nice mouthfeel, however. Drinkable, but odd, like sucking back an air freshener or something.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
czar (8523) - Qubec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2011
LTM always surprise me with their seasonals. Taste is sweet grains, malts. Spices are meticulously added - Not overpowering at all like so many spiced beers. Sweet and bitter. Actually the bitterness is quite grassy and pungent. Medium body, nice head, very nice lacing. Long lingering fresh hoppy finish. VERY nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Diogne (1207) - Mirabel, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle. Beer is red-brown with a thick bubbly beige head with good retention. Aroma is Spice, nutmeg, sugar, red fruits and fruit cake. Flavor is subtle fruit cake, moderate spices, toasted malt, alcohol and a mildly bitter finish. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5357) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2010
La couleur du liquide se situe quelque part entre le rouge et lorange. La mousse est petite et svapore rapidement. Le nez est sucr de bonbon lorange et, plus largement, de fruits mlangs. Nul doute sur la prsence de la coriandre : les narines en sont bien imprgnes. Le got est domin par des saveurs de malt sucr, par des pices et par des saveurs amres qui rappellent vaguement les liqueurs faites base dessence de bigarade (je ne peux mempcher ici de penser la Mandarine Napolon et au Grand Marnier mais bon, ce nest peut-tre quune illusion de mon esprit.....). En bouche, le liquide a un corps moyen-mince avec une effervescence qui se situe entre les extrmes et une texture lgrement huileuse. La finale se fait sur des notes maltes et sur des notes fruites amres bien senties.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Quevillon (2990) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 25, 2010
750 ml bottle bought at La Porte des Bires in St.-Jrme (Quebec), on December 18, 2010. Coppery red, small head. Aroma of spice, hints of barley and herbs. Very dry taste, a ton of hopped herbs, very vegetal and bitter as aftertaste. Its a bit festive, but not enough for my taste!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cfrancis (3282) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2010
Pours a dark auburn brown with little white head. Aroma is sweet honey, malt and spice. Taste is nutmeg, spice and mild malt. Not a bad beer but nothing stands out as amazing or particularly noteworthy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 20, 2010
Pours a cloudy redish brown color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, candy and citrus. Good flavor of malt, citrus and candy. The body is light with a slightly oily texture and lively carbonation. This is an interesting beer, not one of Trois Mousquetaires many great beer, but still, its well made and entertaining.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (4357) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
First thing is a big aroma of citrus, specifically lemon. Lots of corriander abd a fresh bouquet of cereals. Flavor is dominated by bitter citrus, cirriander and wheat. To me the wheat is quite prevalent, and the cereals and malt bill are very specific to the brewer. The finish is a pithy bitterness, and quite dry. A very interestinf beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2010
A lasting off-white cap crowns over the dark red-tinted orange. The complex malt bill feels fresh, green, lightly husky in the spicy nose laden with orange blossom and coriander seeds. Those merry sweet and juicy malts have fruity tentacles, reaching both towards berry and grapey nuances. Im not particularly fond of balancing sweetness with spices and since the hops provide more aroma than bitterness, the finish is mostly of lingering bitter orange and coriander, but not quite with the citrusy zip and refreshment of a witbier. After swallowing, the lips remain a little sticky. Soft lasting small-to-medium bubbled size carbonation tingles on the tongue. Interesting and original, but 9 times out of ten, Id pick the Rauchbier instead, that for very personal reasons, I find more drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9617) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Fruit candy, toasted cereals, leafy hops and orange-y spiciness create a realm between spiced Belgian ales and German lagers.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A lingering head of foam decorates the clear dark copper.
-Even though many types of cereals are used, that Frontenac malt signature is almost overwhelming. On the other hand, this prevalent fruitiness is harmonious with the chosen spices.
-The tight and slender body makes for easy drinking.
-The spicy hops blend in beautifully with the rest of the flavor profile.


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